How great is this: Father Righi, Roman Catholic priest, denounces Luigi Cascioli, militant atheist, for suggesting in a published work that El Cristo is a bogus myth and never existed. Luigi Cascioli retaliates with a suit against Fr. Righi for “abusing popular credulity.”
“Abusing popular credulity,” which seems to be a synonym for “promoting the most destructive ideology in the history of human thought on the basis of a bullshit hypothesis,” is against the law in Italy.
Signor Cascioliâ€™s contention â€” echoed in numerous atheist books and internet sites â€” is that there was no reliable evidence that Jesus lived and died in 1st-century Palestine apart from the Gospel accounts, which Christians took on faith. There is therefore no basis for Christianity, he claims.
It would be even better if the godbag had to prove what so many Americans believe– that Jesus is the honky heir to a deity’s fortune who recently switched to the Republican party and orders George Bush to kill the poor. But it’s still pretty good.